On behalf of the Swim Newton Board of Directors, I’d like to take this opportunity to thank the many hole sponsors, prize donators, players and volunteers who made the 11th-annual Swim Newton - Jim Randall Memorial Golf Tournament a success.

Teams competed in two flights for prizes donated by the Newton-area merchants.

Players were fed by the Swim Newton parents.

A special thank you goes to Twan of Kansas Retail Liquor for his continued support.

Hole sponsors were Brennemans Paint and Body Shop, Claassen Lumber, Larry Myers Financial Services and Anderson Appraisal, with two holes each.

Other hole sponsors were Wayne’s Barber Shop, McCurdy Construction, Newton Tire and Auto, Charlsen Insurance, Central National Bank, Boston Insurance, and Grant, McKinney and Simmonds Optometrists.

Other financial supporters were Paul Clark, Gillispie Meats, Michael and Diane Wilks, the Robuck family and Cindy Simons.

Hole prize, team award and door prize donors were Roofing Services Unlimited, Charlsen Insurance, Wedgewood Golf Course, Fox Ridge Golf Course, Applebees restaurant, Rich Huffman State Farm Insurance, Sand Creek Station golf course, Walmart, Sims Enterprises, Auto Zone, Sherwin Williams, Midland National Bank, Play-Mor Lanes, Bank of the West, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Hesston Golf Course, First Bank of Newton, Golf USA, Wayne’s Barber Shop, Anderson’s Book Store, Chisholm Trail Theater, Curtis C’s Restaurant, Papa Johns Pizza, Dairy Queen, Papa Murphy’s Pizza, Reba’s Restaurant, Long John Silvers, Pizza Hut, Newton Recreation Commission and the Newton Wellness Center.

I also would like to thank the parents of Swim Newton who helped with lunch donations and setup, especially my wife, Connie Winter.

Another special thanks goes to Roger and GB Jost for their cooking expertise.

I’d also like to thank Mike Riffel and his staff at Fox Ridge for their tremendous cooperation and kindness, as well.

I apologize if I have inadvertently left anyone out.

As you can see, the success of this long-running benefit is truly a direct result of the tremendous cooperation and donations from the Newton-area community and its merchants. This is a very giving community, and your help is appreciated.

Thanks again!

— Sincerely,

Dave Winter,

Swim Newton Golf Tournament director